Transform equatorial coordinates from sexagesimal strings to degrees.

xstring array

Either a single pair of coordinate strings in a 1D array like [dec, ra], or a 2D array of multiple (dec,ra) coordinate strings, ordered like [[dec1,ra1], [dec2,ra2], ...]. In each coordinate pair, the declination string should be written like degrees:minutes:seconds, and the right-ascension string should be written like hours:minutes:seconds.

outarray of numbers

The array of ra,dec coordinates in degrees, returned in an array of the same dimensions as the input array.